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Tutorials - How to Use Tracking

This area provides you with video, podcast and web-based training to help you navigate the MA EPHT website.



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The following tutorials can enhance your understanding of the website. Each tutorial provides a brief overview on the following topics:

Video Tutorials

The following tutorials provide a video demonstration on how to use some of the tools and features on the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking site:

Introduction and Navigation Tutorial

This video provides an overview of the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking website and its tools and features. 

Asthma Data Query Tutorial

This video demonstrates how to run a data query for the asthma emergency department visits dataset and highlights data visualization options available (map, tables, charts).

Emergency Preparedness Populations Planning Tool Tutorial

This video provides an overview of the Emergency Preparedness Populations Planning Tool, one of many dynamic tools available on the Massachusetts Environmental Public Health Tracking website. This tool is designed to facilitate planning to improve readiness for all community members during emergencies.


This podcast highlights the utility of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network for nurses in a variety of settings. It features commentary from the American Nurses Association and stories from a public health nurse in Massachusetts.

Web-Based Training

Further online resources provide additional in EPHT training.

National CDC Resources include EPHT 101, which is a free online course hosted by the National Environmental Health Association that provides an overview of tracking in 12 modules. Additionally,Tracking in Action pages provide real world examples of how EPHT data is used by public health communities.

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